Wisdom teeth are usually the very last teeth to grow into the jaw. They’re located way in the back, which can present problems for some people. We handle a lot of wisdom teeth cases at Future of Dentistry.
Also known as the third molars, wisdom teeth usually come in between the late teens and early twenties. Sometimes they grow in straight and healthy, but unfortunately that is in a small percentage of people. Most have them extracted because they can be troublesome. The younger you are when you have them pulled, the better.
There are several common issues with wisdom teeth.
- Angling: Wisdom teeth often grow in at an angle, so that they lean too far inward or outward.
- Positioning: They can grow in horizontally in the tooth socket, instead of vertically.
- Impacted: Sometimes wisdom teeth grow into the gums or the jawbone. This is known as an impacted tooth. They can become infected and be extremely painful.
We can X-ray the jaws of our younger patients to see how their wisdom teeth are coming along. When we see they are going to be a problem, we usually recommend extracting them.
When wisdom teeth are extracted at a young age, the recovery time is faster and the procedure itself is usually much easier. Wisdom teeth extraction is common at Future of Dentistry, and we have helped patients from throughout Greater Boston and Merrimack Valley. People also come to see us for other restorative dentistry options. Contact us today!
Contact Future of Dentistry:
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Future of Dentistry – North Andover/Willows Dental Group
795 Turnpike St
North Andover, MA 01845